The table below looks at the statistics for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 362 318 424
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +106
Permanent jobs citing BGP 878 1124 797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 1.00% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.91% 5.49% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 719 889 619
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17871 20473 20505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.31% 18.25% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14818 16231 16240
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK.

BGP Salary Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BGP over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 within the UK.

BGP Salary Histogram in the UK

BGP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -47 837 £50,000 - 96
London -102 295 £57,500 +4.54% 29
South East -24 263 £46,000 -8.00% 18
Berkshire +11 115 £50,000 -4.76% 5
City of London -13 98 £53,500 -2.72% 10
West Midlands +15 77 £50,000 +1.52% 12
East of England +30 76 £49,000 +3.15% 7
Reading +33 66 £50,000 - 1
Yorkshire +28 57 £45,000 -10.00% 8
North West +9 44 £36,500 -8.75% 11
Hampshire -22 43 £37,500 -25.00% 4
South West +6 39 £40,000 -36.00% 4
Surrey -12 39 £37,500 -16.66% 4
West Yorkshire +27 38 £50,000 - 6
Leeds +19 33 £50,000 - 6
Newbury +23 30 £50,000 -28.57%
Bedfordshire +11 29 £55,000 +13.40%
Hertfordshire +20 26 £42,500 -8.10% 4
Oxfordshire +6 26 £55,000 +4.26% 2
Manchester -3 25 £33,250 -11.33% 7
Scotland +14 24 £41,250 -8.33% 2
Basingstoke +8 24 £35,000 -9.09% 2
Buckinghamshire +26 22 £29,500 -43.80% 1
Solihull - 19 £40,000 - 4
Edinburgh +21 17 £42,250 -6.11% 1
Wiltshire +13 17 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham -27 17 £50,000 - 1
North Yorkshire -2 16 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead +23 15 £42,500 -22.72% 3
Harrogate +19 15 £45,000 -10.00%

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP.

1 1454 (83.32%) Cisco
2 1373 (78.68%) OSPF
3 1152 (66.02%) Cisco Certification
4 1122 (64.30%) MPLS
5 1010 (57.88%) Firewall
6 958 (54.90%) CCNP
7 862 (49.40%) WAN
8 790 (45.27%) Juniper
9 764 (43.78%) VPN
10 689 (39.48%) LAN
11 650 (37.25%) EIGRP
12 509 (29.17%) TCP/IP
13 493 (28.25%) Cisco ASA
14 476 (27.28%) Data Centre
15 468 (26.82%) CCNA
16 447 (25.62%) F5
17 430 (24.64%) Wireless
18 406 (23.27%) Cisco Nexus
19 388 (22.23%) CheckPoint
20 380 (21.78%) IPsec
21 355 (20.34%) Linux
22 352 (20.17%) Telecoms
23 351 (20.11%) Network Security
24 343 (19.66%) VoIP
25 316 (18.11%) VLAN
26 310 (17.77%) Finance
27 290 (16.62%) Load Balancing
28 280 (16.05%) SSL
29 277 (15.87%) VMware
30 271 (15.53%) DNS

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 49 (2.81%) Skype for Business
2 48 (2.75%) Apache
3 36 (2.06%) MS Exchange
4 23 (1.32%) OpenStack
5 19 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (1.09%) IIS
6 17 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (0.63%) nginx
9 9 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.46%) Node.js
11 5 (0.29%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.29%) Zimbra
12 4 (0.23%) Confluence
13 2 (0.11%) MediaWiki
13 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.11%) uWSGI
14 1 (0.057%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.057%) SAS
Applications
1 84 (4.81%) MS Visio
2 83 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 49 (2.81%) MS Office
4 5 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (2.58%) IaaS
2 39 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.26%) SaaS
4 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.46%) Office 365
5 8 (0.46%) PaaS
6 7 (0.40%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.17%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.057%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1373 (78.68%) OSPF
2 1122 (64.30%) MPLS
3 1010 (57.88%) Firewall
4 862 (49.40%) WAN
5 764 (43.78%) VPN
6 689 (39.48%) LAN
7 650 (37.25%) EIGRP
8 509 (29.17%) TCP/IP
9 493 (28.25%) Cisco ASA
10 430 (24.64%) Wireless
11 406 (23.27%) Cisco Nexus
12 380 (21.78%) IPsec
13 351 (20.11%) Network Security
14 343 (19.66%) VoIP
15 316 (18.11%) VLAN
16 280 (16.05%) SSL
17 271 (15.53%) DNS
18 255 (14.61%) HSRP
19 247 (14.15%) Cisco IOS
20 217 (12.44%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (3.21%) MySQL
2 33 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 18 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (0.80%) Big Data
5 12 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.29%) Informix
7 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.11%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.11%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.11%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.057%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.057%) DB2
9 1 (0.057%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.057%) Redis
9 1 (0.057%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 18 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 13 (0.74%) JIRA
4 12 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.52%) git-flow
6 6 (0.34%) Subversion
7 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.17%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.11%) Hudson
General
1 352 (20.17%) Telecoms
2 310 (17.77%) Finance
3 116 (6.65%) Banking
4 34 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 31 (1.78%) Marketing
6 27 (1.55%) German Language
7 26 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.26%) French Language
9 20 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.03%) Games
11 15 (0.86%) Legal
12 14 (0.80%) Electronics
12 14 (0.80%) Italian Language
13 12 (0.69%) Online Betting
14 10 (0.57%) Billing
14 10 (0.57%) Retail
15 8 (0.46%) Law
16 7 (0.40%) Publishing
17 6 (0.34%) Advertising
18 5 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 985 (56.45%) Network Engineer
2 291 (16.68%) Senior Network Engineer
3 285 (16.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 259 (14.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 160 (9.17%) Support Engineer
6 158 (9.05%) Consultant
7 155 (8.88%) Network Support
8 132 (7.56%) Security Engineer
9 121 (6.93%) Network Support Engineer
10 119 (6.82%) Network Security Engineer
11 111 (6.36%) Network Consultant
12 93 (5.33%) Juniper Engineer
13 82 (4.70%) NOC Engineer
14 79 (4.53%) Architect
15 78 (4.47%) Senior Cisco Engineer
16 77 (4.41%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
17 76 (4.36%) Analyst
18 70 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 67 (3.84%) Network Analyst
20 63 (3.61%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (4.93%) 802.1X
2 40 (2.29%) LAMP
3 32 (1.83%) XMPP
4 18 (1.03%) Web Services
5 10 (0.57%) CSS
6 8 (0.46%) LEMP Stack
7 5 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (0.29%) XML
8 4 (0.23%) Unreal Engine
9 3 (0.17%) HTML
9 3 (0.17%) Middleware
9 3 (0.17%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.11%) COM
10 2 (0.11%) Django
10 2 (0.11%) ISPF
10 2 (0.11%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.11%) PHP-FPM
10 2 (0.11%) Ultra Messaging
10 2 (0.11%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 476 (27.28%) Data Centre
2 115 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (3.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 52 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 40 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.23%) Private Cloud
7 35 (2.01%) Clustering
8 33 (1.89%) IPTV
9 29 (1.66%) PKI
10 27 (1.55%) Over-the-Top Content
11 19 (1.09%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.09%) IVR
12 16 (0.92%) Mathematics
13 14 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (0.57%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.57%) Wiki
15 9 (0.52%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.52%) Fintech
16 8 (0.46%) Physics
17 7 (0.40%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 355 (20.34%) Linux
2 214 (12.26%) Windows
3 109 (6.25%) Unix
4 104 (5.96%) Windows Server
5 40 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (1.55%) Debian
8 21 (1.20%) CatOS
9 18 (1.03%) CentOS
10 15 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.69%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.63%) Android
12 11 (0.63%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.46%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.40%) Solaris
15 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.17%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.057%) OpenBSD
16 1 (0.057%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (16.62%) Load Balancing
2 255 (14.61%) ITIL
3 253 (14.50%) Network Design
4 196 (11.23%) High Availability
5 182 (10.43%) Presales
6 175 (10.03%) Network Management
7 154 (8.83%) Network Monitoring
8 114 (6.53%) Change Management
9 105 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 104 (5.96%) Project Management
11 90 (5.16%) Capacity Planning
12 88 (5.04%) Mentoring
13 76 (4.36%) Migration
14 73 (4.18%) Service Delivery
15 69 (3.95%) Change Control
16 61 (3.50%) WAN Optimisation
17 60 (3.44%) DDoS Mitigation
18 56 (3.21%) Network Architecture
19 53 (3.04%) Continuous Improvement
20 48 (2.75%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 108 (6.19%) Python
2 87 (4.99%) Perl
3 64 (3.67%) Bash Shell
4 48 (2.75%) PHP
5 36 (2.06%) SQL
6 23 (1.32%) PowerShell
7 21 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 19 (1.09%) C
9 15 (0.86%) Ruby
10 10 (0.57%) Tcl
11 8 (0.46%) Java
11 8 (0.46%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.40%) PHP 5
13 6 (0.34%) VB
14 2 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 1152 (66.02%) Cisco Certification
2 958 (54.90%) CCNP
3 468 (26.82%) CCNA
4 260 (14.90%) CCIE
5 119 (6.82%) Degree
6 109 (6.25%) Security Cleared
7 108 (6.19%) JNCIA
8 98 (5.62%) SC Cleared
9 96 (5.50%) CCDP
10 81 (4.64%) JNCIS
11 75 (4.30%) CCSP
12 67 (3.84%) CCDA
13 56 (3.21%) JNCIP
14 50 (2.87%) CCSE
15 48 (2.75%) CCIP
16 46 (2.64%) CCSA
17 38 (2.18%) CCVP
18 25 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
19 24 (1.38%) JNCIE
19 24 (1.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (9.17%) SLA
2 39 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.40%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.40%) QA
5 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.29%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.057%) SAS 70
System Software
1 160 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 95 (5.44%) Active Directory
3 34 (1.95%) Hyper-V
3 34 (1.95%) vSphere
4 26 (1.49%) XenApp
5 17 (0.97%) NFS
5 17 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.80%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.74%) vCloud
8 11 (0.63%) Docker
9 10 (0.57%) Postfix
10 9 (0.52%) KVM
10 9 (0.52%) Xen
11 7 (0.40%) iptables
11 7 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.40%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (0.29%) Firmware
13 5 (0.29%) Snort
13 5 (0.29%) Squid
Systems Management
1 57 (3.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 49 (2.81%) FortiGate
3 47 (2.69%) SolarWinds Orion
4 44 (2.52%) Nagios
5 35 (2.01%) Cacti
6 33 (1.89%) Puppet
7 26 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
8 24 (1.38%) Cisco UCCE
8 24 (1.38%) HP NNM
9 20 (1.15%) SCCM
10 19 (1.09%) Netcool
11 17 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
11 17 (0.97%) OpenView
12 16 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (0.74%) ZABBIX
14 12 (0.69%) OpenNMS
15 11 (0.63%) CFEngine
15 11 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
15 11 (0.63%) Graphite
15 11 (0.63%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1454 (83.32%) Cisco
2 790 (45.27%) Juniper
3 447 (25.62%) F5
4 388 (22.23%) CheckPoint
5 277 (15.87%) VMware
6 175 (10.03%) Microsoft
6 175 (10.03%) Palo Alto
7 149 (8.54%) SolarWinds
8 137 (7.85%) HP
9 95 (5.44%) Riverbed
10 91 (5.21%) Fortinet
11 87 (4.99%) Brocade
12 81 (4.64%) Citrix
13 55 (3.15%) Aruba
14 50 (2.87%) Red Hat
15 39 (2.23%) Avaya
15 39 (2.23%) Blue Coat
16 31 (1.78%) Splunk
17 30 (1.72%) Radware
18 28 (1.60%) Extreme Networks
Slough, Berkshire
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, Overtime
Posted: 6 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £55000.00 - £95000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: The proposed package is up to £60k basic, plus Bonus plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £100,000 to £120,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £47,000 to £55,000 per annum competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Salary c£40,000 - £50,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: Competative
Posted: 2 days ago
Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £300 - £400 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £80000 - £105000 per annum + Significant bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Networking People
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago